03.09.2019

Aretha Franklin Movie 'Respect' Gets Release Date

Aretha Franklin Movie 'Respect' Gets Release Date CREDIT: Angela Pham/BFA.com/REX/Shutters

MGM has set its Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” for an Aug. 14, 2020, release.

Stage director Liesl Tommy boarded the film earlier this year. The studio set the project in motion a year ago when it was announced that Jennifer Hudson, who won a supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” had been personally selected for the role by Franklin.

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